With so many new metal and hard rock albums being released each week, it can be difficult to keep up. We’re making easier for you, keeping track of all the 2021 releases in one convenient location.

Check back often or bookmark this page, because this list is updated on a regular basis. Dates are supplied by record labels and are subject to change.

Upcoming 2021 Hard Rock + Metal Releases:

April 16, 2021
August Burns Red - Guardians Sessions EP (Fearless)
Bewitcher - Cursed Be Thy Kingdom (Century Media)
Black Orchid Empire - Live In The Studio EP (Long Branch)
Cannibal Corpse - Violence Unimagined (Metal Blade)
Endseeker - Mount Carcass (Metal Blade)
Escape The Fate - Chemical Warfare (Better Noise)
Greta Van Fleet - The Battle Of Garden's Gate (Lava/Republic)
Icon Of Sin - Icon Of Sin (Frontiers)
Liquid Tension Experiment - LTE3 (InsideOut)
Marty Friedman - Tokyo Jukebox 3 (The Players Club/Mascot)
Offspring - Let The Bad Times Roll (Concord)
Spectral Wound - A Diabolic Thirst (Profound Lore)
Tokyo Blade - Night Of The Blade Re-Release (High Roller)
The Vintage Caravan - Monuments (Napalm)
While She Sleeps - Sleeps Society (Spinefarm)

April 23, 2021
Big | Brave - Vital (Southern Lord)
Bodom After Midnight - Paint The Sky With Blood EP (Napalm)
Body Void - Bury Me Beneath This Rotting Earth (Prosthetic)
Bongzilla - Weedsconsin (Heavy Psych Sounds)
Capra - In Transmission (Metal Blade)
Gilby Clarke - The Gospel Truth (Golden Robot)
Kaleo - Surface Sounds (Elektra)
Morse, Portnoy, George - Cover To Cover Re-Release (InsideOut)
Morse, Portnoy, George - Cover 2 Cover Re-Release (InsideOut)
Motorhead - Louder Than Noise...Live In Berlin (Silver Lining)
Skindred - Roots Rock Riot Re-Release (Hassle)

April 30, 2021
Destruction - Bestial Invasion Of Hell Re-Release (High Roller)
Dropkick Murphys - Turn Up That Dial (Self)
Evile - Hell Unleashed (Napalm)
Gojira - Fortitude (Roadrunner)
Oceans - We Are Not Okay EP (Nuclear Blast)
Pain Of Salvation - 12:5 Re-Release (InsideOut)
Pain Of Salvation - BE Re-Release (InsideOut)
Tetrarch - Unstable (Napalm)
Twiztid - Unlikely Prescription (Majik Ninja)
Vreid - Wild North West (Season Of Mist)

May 7, 2021
Artillery - X (Metal Blade)
Candlemass - Green Valley (Live) (Peaceville)
Cvlt Ov The Svn - We Are The Dragon (Napalm)
Diamante - American Dream (Judge & Jury)
Robin McAuley - Standing On The Edge (Frontiers)
Staind - Live: It’s Been Awhile (Yap’em/Alchemy)
Sumo Cyco - Initiation (Napalm)
Tommy's Rocktrip - Beat Up By Rock 'N Roll (Frontiers)

May 14, 2021
Caliban - Zeitgeister (Century Media)
Charlie Benante - Silver Linings (Megaforce)
The Ember, The Ash - Fixation (Prosthetic)
George Ragan The Dead Son - The Abyss (BMG)
Myles Kennedy - The Ides Of March (Napalm)
Sunbomb - Evil And Divine (Frontiers)

May 21, 2021
Amorphis - Live At Helsinki Ice Hall (Nuclear Blast)
Amorphis - The Vinyl Collection 2006-2020 Box Set (Nuclear Blast)
An Autumn For Crippled Children - As The Morning Dawns We Close Our Eyes (Prosthetic)
Ayron Jones - Child Of The State (Big Machine/John Varvatos)
The Devil Wears Prada - ZII EP (Solid State)
Divine Heresy - Bleed The Fifth Vinyl Re-Release (M-Theory)
Divine Heresy - Bringer Of Plagues Vinyl Re-Release (M-Theory)
Impure Wilhelmina - Antidote (Season Of Mist)
Jess & The Ancient Ones - Vertigo (Svart)
Monster Magnet - A Better Dystopia (Napalm)
Pop Evil - Versatile (eOne)
Skeletal Remains - Beyond The Flesh Re-Release (Century Media)
Skeletal Remains - Condemned To Misery Re-Release (Century Media)
Skeletal Remains - Desolate Isolation Re-Release (Century Media)
Twenty One Pilots - Scaled And Icy (Fueled By Ramen)
Vexed - Culling Culture (Napalm)
Vulture - Dealin' Death (Metal Blade)
Yautja - The Lurch (Relapse)

May 28, 2021
Alestorm - Live In Tilburg (Napalm)
Alluvial - Sarcoma (Nuclear Blast)
Burning Witches - The Witch Of The North (Nuclear Blast)
Cirith Ungol - Half Past Human EP (Metal Blade)
Gwar - The Disc With No Name EP (Pit)
Khandra - All Occupied By Sole Death (Season Of Mist)
Satyricon - Dark Medieval Times Re-Release (Napalm)
Satyricon - The Shadowthrone Re-Release (Napalm)
Silver Lake by Esa Holopainen - Silver Lake by Esa Holopainen (Nuclear Blast)
Stormruler - Under The Burning Eclipse (Napalm)
Tygers Of Pan Tang - Majors & Minors (Mighty)
Vincent Crowley Band - Beyond Acheron (Odium)

June 4, 2021
Atreyu - Baptize (Spinefarm)
Black Veil Brides - The Phantom Tomorrow (Sumerian)
Boss Keloid - Family The Smiling Thrush (Ripple)
Paul Gilbert - Werewolves Of Portland (Mascot)
Red Fang - Arrows (Relapse)
Rise Against - Nowhere Generation (Loma Vista)
Trouble - Psalm 9 Re-Release (Hammerheart)
Trouble - The Skull Re-Release (Hammerheart)
Trouble - Trouble Re-Release (Hammerheart)
Van Canto - To The Power Of Eight (Napalm)

June 11, 2021
AFI - Bodies (Rise)
Blitzkrieg - Theatre Of The Damned Re-Release (Mighty)
Brother Against Brother - Brother Against Brother (Frontiers)
Crypta - Echoes Of The Soul (Napalm)
Dornenreich - Du Wilde Liebe Sei (Prophecy)
Garbage - No Gods No Masters (BMG)
Go Ahead And Die - Go Ahead And Die (Nuclear Blast)
Hammer King - Hammer King (Napalm)
Mammoth WVH - Mammoth WVH (EX1)
Wristmeetsrazor - Replica Of A Strange Love (Prosthetic)

June 18, 2021
Crobot - Rat Child EP (Mascot)
Crowne - Kings In The North (Frontiers)
Helloween - Helloween (Nuclear Blast)
Subway To Sally - Eisheilige Nacht: Back To Lindenpark DVD/CD (Napalm)

June 25, 2021
The Absence - Coffinized (M-Theory)
Beartooth - Below (Red Bull)
Eve 6 - grim value EP (Velocity)
Light The Torch - You Will Be The Death Of Me (Nuclear Blast)
Pestilence - Exitivm (Agonia)
Thy Catafalque - Vadak (Season Of Mist)
Urne - Serpent & Spirit (Candlelight)
Withered - Verloren (Season Of Mist)

July 2, 2021
At The Gates - Nightmare Of Being (Century Media)

August 27, 2021
The Bronx - Bronx\ VI (Cooking Vinyl)
Danko Jones - Power Trio (Sonic Unyon)

September 17, 2021
Candlebox - Wolves (Pavement)

2021 Albums Previously Released

January 8, 2021
Alta Reign - Mother's Day (Rat Pak)
Frozen Soul - Crypt Of Ice (Century Media)
Hearts & Hand Grenades - Turning To Ashes (Eclipse)
Magnum - Dance Of The Black Tattoo (SPV/Steamhammer)
Michael Schenker Group - Immortal (Nuclear Blast)

January 15, 2021
Bhleg - Odhin (Nordvis)
Bloody Hammers - Songs Of Unspeakable Terror (Napalm)
Dale Crover - Rat-A-Tat-Tat! (Joyful Noise)
Dragony - Viribus Unitis (Napalm)
Dread Sovereign - Alchemical Warfare (Metal Blade)
Edenbridge - The Chronicles Of Eden Part 2 (SPV/Steamhammer)
Embrace Of Thorns - Revelation Of All Sins CD/DVD (Saturnal)
Emma Ruth Rundle & Thou - The Helm Of Sorrow EP (Sacred Bones)
Frank Iero And The Future Violents - Heaven Is A Place, This Is A Place (UNFD)
Razor - Armed & Dangerous Re-Release (Relapse)
Razor - Live! Osaka Saikou 大阪最 Re-Release (Relapse)
Saor - Guardians Re-Release (Season Of Mist)
Starified - Fat Hits (Ripple)
Voodoo Circle - Locked & Loaded (AFM)

January 22, 2021
Asphyx - Necroceros (Century Media)
Bolt Thrower - Honour-Valour-Pride Vinyl Re-Release (Metal Blade)
Bolt Thrower - Mercenary Vinyl Re-Release (Metal Blade)
Bolt Thrower - Those Once Loyal Vinyl Re-Release (Metal Blade)
Creye - II (Frontiers)
Damon Johnson & The Get Ready - Battle Lessons (Double Dragon)
The Dead Daisies - Holy Ground (SPV/Steamhammer)
Ektomorf - Reborn (Napalm)
Jason Bieler and The Baron Von Bielski Orchestra - Songs For The Apocalypse (Frontiers)
Kickin Valentina - The Revenge Of Rock (Mighty)
Labyrinth - Welcome To The Absurd Circus (Frontiers)
Nervosa - Perpetual Chaos (Napalm)
Phantom Elite - Titanium (Frontiers)
Therion - Leviathan (Nuclear Blast)
Wardruna - Kvitravn (Norse)
W.E.T. - Retransmission (Frontiers)
Wig Wam - Never Say Die (Frontiers)
Zero Theorem - The Killing II EP (Self)

January 29, 2021
Accept - Too Mean To Die (Nuclear Blast)
The Body - I've Seen All I Need To See (Thrill Jockey)
Demon Head - Viscera (Metal Blade)
Ewigkeit - Depopulate EP (Death To Music)
Grey Daze - Amends...Stripped EP (Loma Vista)
MSG - Immortal (Nuclear Blast)
Nightfall - Athenian Echoes/Eons Aura Re-Release (Season Of Mist)
Nightfall - Macabre Sunsets Re-Release (Season Of Mist)
Nightfall - Parade Into Centuries Re-Release (Season Of Mist)
Pounder - Breaking The World (Shadow Kingdom)
Rezet - Truth In Between (Metalville)
Sargeist - Let The Devil In Re-Release (Moribund)
Soen - Imperial (Silver Lining)
Steven Wilson - The Future Bites (Arts & Crafts)
Trial - Sisters Of The Moon (Metal Blade)
Tribulation - Where The Bloom Becomes Sound (Metal Blade)
Werewolves - What A Time To Be Alive (Prosthetic)
Wilson - Thank You, Good Night. Live (NovelGoot)

February 5, 2021
Angelus Apatrida - Angelus Apatrida (Century Media)
Cult Of Luna - The Raging River EP (Red Creek)
Foo Fighters - Medicine At Midnight (RCA)
Korpiklaani - Jylhä (Nuclear Blast)
Revulsion - Revulsion (Transcending Obscurity)
The Ruins Of Beverast - The Thule Grimoires (Van)
Sarin - You Can't Go Back (Prosthetic)
Todd La Torre - Rejoice In The Suffering (Rat Pak)
Transatlantic - The Absolute Universe (InsideOut)

February 12, 2021
Abiotic - Ikigai (The Artisan Era)
Arc Of Life - Arc Of Life (Frontiers)
Crystal Viper - The Cult (Listenable)
Dio - Evil Or Divine: Live In New York City Re-Release (Niji/BMG)
Dio - Holy Diver Live Re-Release (Niji/BMG)
Durbin - The Beast Awakens (Frontiers)
Emptiness - Vide (Season Of Mist)
Everdawn - Cleopatra (Sensory)
God Is An Astronaut - Ghost Tapes #10 (Napalm)
Immortal Guardian - Psychosomatic (M-Theory)
Joel Hoekstra's 13 - Running Games (Frontiers)
Love And Death - Perfectly Preserved (Blind Tiger)
Nightfall - Diva Futura/Electronegative Re-Release (Season Of Mist)
Nightfall - Lesbian Show Re-Release (Season Of Mist)
The Pretty Reckless - Death By Rock And Roll (Fearless)
Riverside - Out Of Myself (InsideOut)
Sacred Reich - The American Way Re-Release (Metal Blade)
Sacred Reich - Ignorance Re-Release (Metal Blade)
Sacred Reich - Surf Nicarague Re-Release (Metal Blade)
Simulacrum - Genesis (Frontiers)
Sirenia - Riddles, Ruins & Revelations (Napalm)

February 19, 2021
The Amenta - Revelator (Debemur Morti)
Austin Meade - Black Sheep (Snakefarm)
The Gathering - Mandylion Re-Release (Transcending)
The Gathering - Nighttime Birds Re-Release (Transcending)
Harakiri For The Sky - Maere (AOP)
Lake Of Tears - Ominous (AFM)
Nothing, Nowhere - Trauma Factory (Fueled By Ramen)
Philm - Time Burner (Metalville)
Ricky Warwick - When Life Was Hard And Fast (Nuclear Blast)
Suffering Hour - The Cyclic Reckoning (Profound Lore)
Temperance - Melodies Of Green And Blue EP (Napalm)
Wintereve - October Dark (HPGD)

February 26, 2021
Alice Cooper - Detroit Stories (earMusic)
Anneke van Giersbergen - The Darkest Skies Are The Brightest (InsideOut)
Architects - For Those That Wish To Exist (Epitaph)
Bonfire - Roots (AFM)
Culted - Nous (Season Of Mist)
Einherjer - Dragons Of The North Re-Release (Napalm)
Einherjer - North Star (Napalm)
Empyrium - Über den Sternen (Prophecy)
Epica - Omega (Nuclear Blast)
Evergrey - Escape Of The Phoenix (AFM)
Iotunn - Access All Worlds (Metal Blade)
Karbholz - Kontra (Metalville)
Kreator - Under The Guillotine Box Set (Noise)
Melvins 1983 - Working With God (Ipecac)
Mephistofeles - A Path Of Black EP (Helter Skelter/Regain)
Moonspell - Hermitage (Napalm)
My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult - Sleazy Action (SleazeBox)
NOFX - Single Album (Fat Wreck Chords)
Of Mice & Men - Timeless EP (SharpTone)
Ominous Ruin - Amidst Voices That Echo In Stone (Willowtip)
Summoning The Lich - United In Chaos (Prosthetic)
Terminal Bliss - Brute Err/ata (Relapse)
Tusmorke - Nordisk Krim (Karisma)

March 5, 2021
Acid Mammoth - Caravan (Heavy Psych Sounds)
Baest - Necro Sapiens (Century Media)
Black Sabbath - Heaven And Hell Re-Release (Rhino)
Black Sabbath - Mob Rules Re-Release (Rhino)
Brand Of Sacrifice - Lifeblood (Blood Blast)
Chevelle - NIRATIAS (Epic)
A Day To Remember - You're Welcome (Fueled By Ramen)
Demon Hunter - Songs Of Death And Resurrection (Solid State)
Insane Clown Posse - Yum Yum Bedlam (Psychopathic)
Mork - Katedralen (Peaceville)
Nightfall - At Night We Prey (Season Of Mist)
Spelljammer - Abyssal Trip (RidingEasy)
Terror - Trapped In A World (Self)
Thron - Pilgrim (Listenable)
Witherfall - Curse Of Autumn (Century Media)
Wolfheart - Skull Soldiers EP (Napalm)
Wolf King - The Path Of Wrath (Prosthetic)

March 12, 2021
Acid Mammoth - Acid Mammoth Re-Release (Heavy Psych Sounds)
Acid Mammoth - Under Acid Hoof Re-Release (Heavy Psych Sounds)
Autarkh - Form In Motion (Season Of Mist)
Blackmore's Night - Nature's Light (earMusic)
Conan - Live At Freak Valley (Napalm)
The Crown - Royal Destroyer (Metal Blade)
Dead Poet Society - -!- (Spinefarm)
Ego Kill Talent - The Dance Between Extremes EP (BMG)
Enforced - Kill Grid (Century Media)
Eyehategod - A History Of Nomadic Behavior (Century Media)
Gizmachi - Omega Kaleid (Self)
Heart Healer - The Metal Opera By Magnus Karlsson (Frontiers)
ISSA - Queen Of Broken Hearts (Frontiers)
Marianas Rest - Fata Morgana (Napalm)
Orden Ogan - Final Days (AFM)
Pupil Slicer - Mirrors (Prosthetic)
Rob Zombie - The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy (Nuclear Blast)
Saga - Symmetry (earMusic)
Thunder - All The Right Noises (BMG)
Varmia - Bal Lada (M-Theory)
White Void - Anti (Nuclear Blast)

March 19, 2021
Agent Steel - No Other Godz Before Me (Dissonance)
Depths Of Hatred - Inheritance (Prosthetic)
Devin Townsend - Devolution Series #1 - Acoustically Inclined, Live In Leeds (InsideOut)
Dvne - Eternen Aenka (Metal Blade)
Enforcer - Live By Fire II (Nuclear Blast)
Fuath - II (Season Of Mist)
Mare Cognitum - Solar Paroxysm (I, Voidhanger)
Papa Roach - Greatest Hits Vol.2 - The Better Noise Years (Better Noise)
Paul Stanley's Soul Station - Now And Then (UMe)
Saxon - Inspirations (Silver Lining)
Serj Tankian - Elasticity EP (Alchemy/BMG)
Trollfest - Happy Heroes EP (Napalm)
U.D.O. - Live In Bulgaria CD/DVD (AFM)
Volbeat - The Strength / The Sound / The Songs Vinyl Re-Release (Mascot)

March 26, 2021
As Everything Unfolds - Within Each Lies The Other (Long Branch)
Budderside - Spiritual Violence (Motorhead/Silver Lining)
Celestial Sanctuary - Soul Diminished (Redefining Darkness/Church Road)
Cryptosis - Bionic Swarm (Century Media)
Death From Above 1979 - Is 4 Lovers (Spinefarm)
Evanescence - The Bitter Truth (BMG)
Genghis Tron - Dream Weapon (Relapse)
Greenleaf - Echoes From A Mass (Napalm)
Hound - I Know My Enemies (Metalville)
Karbholz - Kontra (Metalville)
Lamb Of God - Lamb Of God Deluxe Edition (Epic)
Lazer Beam - Lazer Beam (Golden Robot)
Manilla Road - Spiral Castle Re-Release (High Roller)
Memoriam - To The End (Reaper)
The Quill - Earthrise (Metalville)
Sanguisugabogg - Tortured Whole (Century Media)
Smith/Kotzen - Smith/Kotzen (BMG)
Tomahawk - Tonic Immobility (Ipecac)

April 2, 2021
Aphrodite - Orgasmic Glory (Fighter)
Cactus - Tightrope (Cleopatra)
Everson Poe - Grief (Trepnation)
Fuoco Fatuo - Obsidian Katabasis (Profound Lore)
Helstar - Clad In Black (Massacre)
Mythic Sunship - Wildfire (Tee Pee)
Plaguewielder - Covenant Death (Disorder)
Steel Bearing Hand - Slay In Hell (Carbonized)
Various Artists - Loud Women Volume 3 (Loud Women)
Wode - Burn In Many Mirrors (20 Buck Spin)

April 9, 2021
Arabrot - Norwegian Gothic (Pelagic)
Devil Sold His Soul - Loss (Nuclear Blast)
The End Machine - Phase2 (Frontiers)
FM - Tough It Out Live (Frontiers)
Horndal - Lake Drinker (Prosthetic)
Johan Kilberg's Impera - Spirit Of Alchemy (Metalville)
The Limit - Caveman Logic (Svart)
The Lion's Daughter - Skin Show (Season Of Mist)
Motorjesus - Hewllbreaker (AFM)
Nad Sylvan - Spiritus Mundi (InsideOut)
Nebula - Live In The Mojave Desert Vol. 2 (Heavy Psych Sounds)
Necrophagia - Ready For Death Re-Release (Xtreem)
Sweet Oblivion - Relentless (Frontiers)
The Treatment - Waiting For Good Luck (Frontiers)
Wheel - Preserved In Time (Cruz Del Sur)

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